Parents, pay attention! “Adolescent boys are being targeted primarily on social media giants Instagram® and Snapchat® as part of an ongoing sextortion crisis, an analysis of July Cybertip.ca data by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) shows.
For the month of July 2022, Cybertip.ca has opened case files for 322 victims of sextortion:
When the gender victim was known, 92 percent of cases involved boys or young men;
Sixty‑three percent of victims reported they did not disclose the incident to trusted person;
Fifty percent of victims were under than 18 years of age, 37 were 18 years or older. In 13 percent of cases, the victim’s age was unknown;
When the platform used to facilitate the harm was disclosed, Instagram (42 percent) and Snapchat (38 percent) were by far the most frequently used social media environments where victims were targeted. Whatsapp® (5.6 percent), Facebook® (3.6 percent), and Apple’s iMessage® (1.2 percent) were the next closest platforms in terms of frequency.”
Read the full report at: https://lnkd.in/gP3nkJ4h